for some reason, i can understand your problems. i experienced that too. in my country, there're no book store that sell new IT books. available books right now is 3-4 years old. or maybe financial problems.. whatever.. that's what makes me a little jealous with people who lived in india, which can get a new books (legal) with just a quarter of the original price i think they are supported by their government, which is great!
but, i agree with Valentin, please do us a favour, find another place for such a 'sharing knowledge' thing. cos in javaranch we do 'a real sharing knowledge'.